Counseling & Psychological Services

At Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), we envision a healing centered community that continually returns to our values and critically examines our practices to seed justice in the mental health field. CAPS offers confidential counseling, psycho-education and outreach, crisis intervention, faculty and staff consultation, campus resources, and support with community referrals. For more information, see our CAPS Scope of Services

CAPS Counseling Center

The CAPS Counseling Center is staffed by professional counselors from varied ethnic, educational, and experiential backgrounds. We offer counseling, workshops, and referrals and are here to help you. If you would like more information, please feel free to contact us to answer questions such as:

  • How might counseling be helpful?
  • What kinds of problems do people talk about in counseling?
  • What services are offered at the Counseling Center?
  • How do I make an appointment?
  • How would I refer a friend or student?

Mills Remote Healthcare

Students living outside of Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Francisco counties can access free remote mental healthcare through a new telehealth service: Mills Remote Healthcare. Services include on-demand 24/7 access to a mental health professional through TalkNow and scheduled counseling sessions with a licensed counselor for ongoing counseling. To register for and access telehealth services, visit Mills Remote Healthcare or download the Timely MD app.

Appointments

If you would like to make an appointment to see one of our counselors:
  • Call 510.430.2111, Monday through Friday, between 9:00 am–1:00 pm and 2:00 pm–5:00 pm. At this time, appointments cannot be scheduled in person.
  • Due to precautions related to COVID-19, all counseling appointments will be offered remotely via teletherapy (phone or Zoom)
  • For students staying in Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Francisco counties, including on campus, counseling services will be provided by Mills College Counseling and Psychological Services staff.
  • Students outside of these counties will be connected to counseling through our partnership with TimelyMD.
  • When you call, you will be asked some screening questions including about your availability.
  • You will then be scheduled for a phone screening with one of our counselors.
  • We also have urgent, same-day appointments available. If you feel that you need to see someone urgently, please let our front desk staff know.
  • If you have questions, you can email counseling@mills.edu. Please note, this email is only to be used for non-urgent concerns related to information or scheduling.
In case of emergency, call 911 and/or campus safety at 510.430.5555. For more information, please call us at 510.430.2111.
Please note: Counseling records are not part of a student's education record.